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Engadget UK giveaway: win a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition courtesy of Tagstr

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 13:00
Alas, our Galaxy Note 4 giveaway has run its course, but don't be too downhearted if you missed out. This week, we've got one of GoPro's new Hero4 Black Edition action cams to offload, and the timing couldn't be better if you've got a shredding...

CERN's letting everyone look at its Large Hadron Collider data

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:53
Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don't. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not to have a LHC of their own, which is why the...

BT is in talks to buy back O2

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:07
Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together. The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonića to buy back O2, almost a decade after...

Samsung reportedly sold 4 million fewer Galaxy S5s than Galaxy S4s

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:46
There's been a few signs that not all is well in Samsung's mobile division, with the company pledging to make fewer new devices, as well as its chief taking a pay cut. If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, the cause of this unrest is all down...

UK wants internet providers to identify who's using their connections

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 09:40
The British government isn't letting up on its desire to track internet activity in the name of fighting terrorism. UK Home Secretary Theresa May is proposing a bill that would require internet providers to keep tabs on who's using a given internet...

Apple partners with major app developers to raise money for AIDS research

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 08:23
Apple has teamed with select app developers on a fundraising initiative for (RED) and World AIDS day (Dec 1st). For the next two weeks there will be a dedicated a section of the App Store where 25 partnering apps will be available with new or...

Plex is making media streaming among multiple users a lot easier

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 07:47
Living alone is pretty great: everything stays put when you leave and (perhaps, best of all) no one has to know about the guiltiest pleasures hiding in your Plex-bound digital media collection. Except, not everyone has that luxury and has to share...

Seattle police get help publishing body camera videos online

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 05:44
The police aren't often fond of publishing body camera and dashcam footage online, but not necessarily for nefarious reasons -- the volume of privacy-focused video editing they require can prove overwhelming. In Seattle, for example, a flood of...

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active?

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 03:55
Samsung's bright idea with the Galaxy S4 Active was simple: Take a Galaxy S4, and shove it in a body that didn't shy away from drops, dust and water. When our Sarah Silbert put the device through its paces, she found that the device was...

Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 01:57
It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. However, Vice News has...

Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 23:58
Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from...

Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:05
By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people?...

4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 20:00
Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, it certainly pays to...

The rise of the robotic servant

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 18:00
Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 15:00
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look...

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 11:56
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 08:14
You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where...

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 04:58
Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living...

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 03:02
So, why are certain celebrities suing video game companies? Well, it has a little somethin' to do with right of publicity law. This week, we broke down Lindsey Lohan's battle with Rockstar games, reviewed the Fire HD 6, toured the world's most...

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 00:45
SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...

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